Trump calls Sanders ‘weak’ for bowing to Black Lives Matter activists
Donald Trump says he’s not afraid to get physical if activists affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement try to interrupt one of his campaign events.
The Republican presidential front-runner seemed to suggest that he would be ready to get into a physical altercation if Black Lives Matter activists attempted to take over one of his events. Members of the movement have been engaging presidential candidates at events across the country.
“I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself or if other people will but that was a disgrace,” Trump said.
Earlier Tuesday, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton met with a handful of Black Lives Matters activists privately after the group attempted to disrupt her forum in Keene, New Hampshire. Activists have several times disrupted Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ events.
Trump called Sanders “weak” for allowing protesters to take over a weekend event in Seattle at the University of Washington that drew thousands of attendees. He particularly singled out the gender of the activists — both women — who derailed the Sanders event.
“I would never give up my microphone. I thought that was disgusting,” Trump said. “That showed such weakness the way he was taken away by two young women. The microphone, they just took the whole place over.”
Trump compared the crowds that have shown up for his campaign events to the ones showing up for Sanders.
“He’s getting the biggest crowds and I’m getting the biggest crowds,” Trump told reporters. “We’re the two getting the crowds, but believe me, that’s not gonna happen to Trump.”
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